Archive for the ‘Tina’ Category

March Birthdays in VT

Monday, March 28th, 2011

What a wonderful fun filled weekend!

Bill and I arrived in town on Friday night.  Todd led us to the boys’ day care facility and Jack gave us a guided tour of the place.

Pizza for supper!

Will had to attend one last rehearsal for his part in the Odyssey of the Mind competition to be held the next day.

Saturday morning, Will was out early with Todd to meet his team at the school that held the Annual State Tournament.

As there was not much for  a 2 or a 3 year old to do while waiting for our boy to preform, we headed for the Echo Aquarium in Burlington.

Then off to the Odyssey of the Mind!

Here is a “taste” of the production Will and his collaborators presented:

The ‘Shrink-o-lator Three Thousand’ created by our very own engineer, Will. (displayed by one of his classmates)

Will had a sleep over birthday party date for Saturday evening.

So, the rest of us had a nice dinner in St. Albans.

Back at “the ranch”  on Sunday morning, Tina prepared a luscious Birthday Celebration Brunch.

First course? Nice presentation!

Here’s Jack “sitting” at the table. 🙂

I don’t think Jack actually has a lap!

Cake is coming right up!

And gifts 🙂

Happy Birthday everyone.

And Happy Trails to you!

Christmas/New Year 2011 in VT

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

We think we have found the perfect tradition (2 years in a row) for the holidays.

Christmas Eve and morning in Portsmouth and New Years in VT.

On New Years Day they hold a 5 K run in Burlington called “The First Run”.

Tina has asked Dad to participate with her.  So it makes a perfect time to celebrate Christmas and New Year with the families from the North. 🙂

We pack up Great Gram Lund and head north for  lots of fun visiting,

learning new games,

and great food.

We also find some things “Santa” left in in his bag.

A really fun week end !

Happy New Year !


Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The kids came to town for the 90th birthday party and stayed for Halloween.


First a little pre-Trick or Treat party.

Attended by Snow White!

The kids got all decked out in great costumes.

Now we are ready to go …..

To the Hall for a group photo.

We had a couple of Witches, 2 guys from a Swat Team,  Batman,  a hippie type,  Snow White,  a Frankenstein Monster,  and a LOBSTER!

One very cute Lobster!

Sporting “light sticks” and buckets for goodies we were off and running!

Happy Halloween 2010!

Late July Guests

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The race is over.  The visiting done.  Been to the beach.  Enjoyed the wading pools. Cool breezes under the Elm.

Packed up a weeks worth of memories,  smiles and fun.  Thinking of plans for next year. Races to be run, swum, biked. 😉

Seems I get photos of the little ones but not the parents.


I grabbed the kids before they left for GA and VT..

Got  a couple of group photos of the grand kids while I was at it.

A bit like herding cats, I believe.

Must include Gramps, too!

Whale Tail Triathlon

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

And now the Tale.

Swim,  Bike,  Run.

Josh,  Bill,  Tina.

The event was held in New Bedford,  MA

First you park your bike.

Then you get your numbers painted on.

Then Jules shows up. 🙂

More spectators arrive to cheer on Josh, Tina and Gramps.

The participants are ready for the event.

Well, almost.

It is back to the transition area to prep your clothes and bikes for a quick change from swim gear to riding gear to running gear.

And they are OFF!

The swimming out of the way!

Josh is out of the water first.

Followed by Tina.

Then our Gramps!


Fidgety widgets.

More fidgety stuff.

Off the swimmers  go to their bikes and three times around the loop.

And the photo finish!

Waiting for Gramps.

Here he comes … with his posse.

Ta- Da!

Great finish!

1/2 Marathon!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Tina and her friend participated in another Marathon.  This time they split the race with another pair of runners so that they could run together.

Tina and Melissa ran the last half together.   Here they are waiting for the first part of the “the team” to arrive.

Jack-Jack needed to help assemble the stroller.  He got a hold of the tire pump and gave it a whirl.

We never did get the stroller functional, but the kids were real troopers!

Will and Jack-Jack made signs of encouragement for Mom and Melissa.

We had plenty of time to “play” while waiting for the first part of the team to arrive.


An important part of the support team.  🙂

A call from the first 1/2 runners.  They are on their way!

Only one of the runners arrives!  The other woman is having a flare up of her Achilles tendon and is walking !

OH no !

Time for Tina and Melissa to begin.

Waiting for our runners.

Now I’ll finish up with a brief video of the “last leg” of the race.

Untitled from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

(It was too crowded to actually be at the finish line for photos.)

Great race, Ladies!